April 15, 2009

Tiant Film To Debut In NYC

"The Lost Son of Havana", a film about former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant, premiers at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 23.

It will also be shown at the Boston Independent Film Festival on April 25.
In 1961, the Cleveland Indians brought young pitcher Luis Tiant to America to play professional baseball. As he followed in the footsteps of his father —- a Cuban national hero who played for the New York Cubans from the mid-'20s through the late-'40s -- Tiant's dreams were coming true. But little did the younger Tiant know that he would have to leave behind everyone he knew. The rise of the Castro regime forced his parents to send him a heartbreaking message: Don't come home. ...

Filmmaker Jonathan Hock accompanies Tiant on his long-awaited return to his homeland after a 46-year exile. ...
Also featured in the film are Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, and Peter Gammons. Damn, I wish I was still in New York for this.


Jerry Remy will be at his new bar and grill -- the aptly-named Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill -- in Terminal C of Logan Airport this Friday, April 17, from Noon to 2 PM.

Drop by -- it's free -- and if you can sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" well enough (or memorable enough), you might win airfare to Chicago and tickets to a Red Sox/White Sox game on Labor Day Weekend. Wally will also be there!


Justin Masterson is blogging for SportsNet New England at A Call To The Bullpen.

Paul Sullivan counts down "the 20 Biggest Red Sox Moments (Good and Bad) in the Red lettered Road Jerseys".


tim said...

Everything about that middle blurb about the Remy restaurant seems very un-JoS.

redsock said...

Who doesn't love Wally?

(Just one of those bulletin board things I do every so often. There is something funny about going out to an airport to see Remy, though.)

Jere said...

It took me a while to figure out this Tiant film is the same film I saw being filmed at a game last season, which was introduced as a "Farrelly Brothers movie." So I guess they're just the producers. I kind of thought it was cheesy how they announced "this is for a movie, please cheer loudly and go Looooooo for Luis Tiant," instead of having Tiant just throw out the first pitch and record the natural cheering.

Here's a pic I took of the camera following Tiant through the crowd that night--he's visible at very far right. The film's showing at 8:00 on the night of a 4:10 Sox-Yanks game. Do I buy tix to the movie and hope a Fox game wraps up in three hours and then hustle to the theater?